In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
It’s a transformation that’s included 18 horn implants, the removal of both ears and splitting the tongue so it’s become forked.
Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile — an albino lizard no bigger than a finger.
Cape Town Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died after a black mamba bit him, is expected to be cremated in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, according to his family.
Spring is snake season and the reptiles can be found anywhere - in bedrooms and kitchens and urban gardens. Here's what to do should you encounter a snake, or get bitten by one.
A man with a python hidden inside an external hard drive have been stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados.
A newly-discovered gecko uses a weird but ingenious tactic to evade capture: it strips down to its pink, naked skin and flees, leaving its attacker with a mouthful of scales,
The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...
A stunningly efficient hunter, the chameleon relies on an impressive biological arsenal that includes colour-changing camouflage, panoramic vision - and lots of patience.
Watch a Zimbabwean farmer prying a massive python from under the bonnet of his bakkie.
Venomous snakes are getting a little respect in Peru, with a small museum keeping 57 to teach the public about them.
A family in Westville, Durban, had an unexpected visitor at their door earlier this month. WATCH.
A commotion that woke an elderly Florida woman was caused by a monstrous reptile in her kitchen. WATCH NOW.
Indonesian police apologised after a video circulating on social media showed officers using a snake to extract a confession from a suspect.
An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 600kg has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials say.
A komodo dragon, one of the world's largest lizards, attacked a tourist in Indonesia who was trying to photograph the giant creatures feasting on a goat.
Croatian customs authorities say they have prevented the smuggling of 715 live turtles, a protected species in the European Union's newest member state
Diego the Tortoise is quite the ladies' man, and his exploits have helped save his species from extinction.
A 19-year-old on a family camping holiday in northern Australia had a lucky escape when he fought off a crocodile which bit into his foot as he slept.
More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities say.
A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill.
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